Monthly Archives: July 2011

POETRY App Now Available for iPhone, Android, and iPad.

It’s free! (Mobile device not included) The publisher of Poetry magazine, The Poetry Foundation, has put together and put out the POETRY app for Android and iPad. (It was available for iPhone in May 2010.) It’s updated regularly with new … Continue reading

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Texas History Meets Poetry

People still heed the cry to “Remember the Alamo!”, especially in San Antonio, Texas, but they may be starting to remember it differently. According to Robert Bonazzi, Floyd Collins’ new poetry collection What Harvest: Poems on the Siege & Battle … Continue reading

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On “Kickball on the Washington Mall” (#11)

While performing some minor edits on “Spring Break in Omaha” on September 2, 2009, Martin came up with a couple of ideas for our next poem: – Twitty City (in Henderson TN) – Conway Twitty’s graceland before it became the … Continue reading

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Broetry is Among Us

Fighting against the perception that poetry is intended only for tweedy twits with tenure and girly men wielding daffodils, Bryan McGackin has written a book Broetry, writing on such topics as video games, frat parties, and bar fights, reclaiming the … Continue reading

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Korean Tacos, Heirloom Tomatoes, Paintings, and Poetry

The next time you’re at a Bay-Area farmer’s market amidst the food trucks and produce stalls, or (until the end of July) at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO, look for Zach Houston, a poet with a … Continue reading

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The Largest Ongoing Spoken-Word Event in the World

The Brave New Voices Festival, created in 1998 by Youth Speaks, Inc., will take place in the Bay Area this year from July 20 to 23, featuring teen poetry-slam champions from all over the world. Since this festival, particularly the … Continue reading

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Bombing Is Cool…

…when it’s “poetry bombing.” For the O, Miami poetry festival back in April, Argentinean-American artist Agustina Woodgate sewed snippets of poems by Sylvia Plath and Li Po inside thrift-store clothes. You buy that used cardigan, look for washing instructions, and … Continue reading

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